Moulton Pays Tribute to Pete Frates

WASHINGTON  Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) paid tribute to Pete Frates in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of Pete Frates.

I’m reminded of something my minister at Harvard, Peter Gomes, used to say often: “The radical news of the Gospel is not that heaven is the destination of the faithful. The radical news is that God wants us to flourish in our present lives, our earthly existence, and to do so more in the future than in the past.”

Mr. Speaker, Pete Frates flourished. And even in his darkest days, he looked towards the future. He was the epitome of strength, leadership, and courage…both as an athlete and as an advocate.

I’ve met a lot of inspiring people in this job, but none more so than Pete.

Because of you, Pete, we will cure ALS.

Julie, Lucy, John, Nancy, Jennifer, and Andrew: thank you for sharing him with us.

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